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[campsite-dev] feature requests
  • hello dev list,

    summercamp in prague is happening as we speak. as i mail Wink quite a number
    of people, quite a number of euphoric statements. but - of course - you
    will only see the criticism...

    these are the feature requests from the projects at summercamp:

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    # transistions online | tol.cz

    - search engine (inhouse or tweaked existing, but needs a new search engine)

    - web log analyzer. advertisers need it. independent publications need
    (suggestion: developers, take a look at www.phpopentracker.net )

    - templates edited by different people in different editors might not
    display because of different language sets

    - topics: should have some kind of categorical tree structure. and some
    weight. for further information on the topics vision, please contact braja
    from transitions online directly. important: one item can be linked to
    different topics and the template decision to display either or needs to be
    resolved by weights.

    - database abtraction: should be used with PostgresQL, too

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    # zoran zivkovic | "the view from serbia"

    - log analyzer. management needs to make decisions based on readership.

    - search also, braja said everything.

    - unnecessary clicks - navigation is not good.

    - user interface with top menu and pulldown menu (like mambo)

    - priorities of buttons: publish and *glossary* are next to each other. why???

    - place text anywhere in the article, on the site. don't know how this can
    be solved, but its an editor request.

    - including multimedia inside the articles, or attach them to articles

    - limit number of characters in every field in the edit article (article
    body and simple text line) (question: because of unicode one character on
    the screen takes up more space in unicode)

    - user comments for articles (possibly using the existing forum software)

    - bookmarks: short URL for the sites

    - variables for the database set in the admin interface (like flags "show
    on front page")

    - complex archive/search: for example: sort by authors and find articles
    that way.

    - variables in the template: counting articles in one publication, and in
    another

    - structure of publication: radio stations, magazines, etc. they don't need
    sections. or they don't need issues. maybe the solution could be to have
    some default structure which can be chosen or it can be altered to fit needs.

    - dynamic and static part: every day new hours, but also packages produced
    weekly. problem one: "new issue" makes the templating difficult. "different
    publication" makes the search impossible

    - user rights need to be limited also to the structure of the publication
    (like issue / section, etc.)

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    # raed neshiewat | ammannet

    - campfire and arabic has trouble: sometimes it becomes bold and java does
    not display this. there is nothing to be done but deleting the entire article.

    - campfire starts not smoothly. crashes many times. it is a software issue
    (locale?) it was tried on many machines.

    - user rights need to be better structured (see also zoran). and more
    granular (more rights)

    - some features need to be hidden (example: if no right to *publish*
    article, don't show it in *submit*)

    - problem with archive: if adding back archives, allow these to be *older*
    when listing articles as well

    - images: searching images is needed

    - images: in campfire images can be browsed, added and inserted directly

    - image archive needs to be sorted, make folders, move them etc.

    - image thumbnails for inside the articles (possibly easier once we are
    using smarty ?)

    - image caption: the caption can not be controlled easily (has fixed name
    inside style sheet)

    - control size of search box in form field

    - workaround for click on search form button to get search results
    (pressing enter does not work)

    - search in arabic does not work ("we searched for mohammed, but found
    nothing")

    - multimedia management: more than one file per article

    - unlock / lock articles: the ability to disable the lock / or to redefine
    the functionality to make more sense ("really" lock)

    - localization of admin interface: right to left, left to right does not
    display in the admin interface

    - preview hides frame with error for templates (only seen for user with
    rights for managing templates)

    - restrictions on size for media uploads: size and type

    - /priv/ any way to change this for security purposes. possibly during
    installation it can be changed?

    - PDF files. can we add support for PDF files. uploading, archiving,
    showing in articles

    - fields in the article: limit to 100 which is not enough

    - field names in article types: arabic (english only at the moment)

    - archiving old HTML stuff: offline application to parse and insert into
    database? can it be developed?

    - offline interface for everything: add text, images, media -> then click,
    connect and upload

    - manual: it is bad. it might need a *story*

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    # fluter.de

    - search interface inside the admin area

    - a "list topics" command, so dossiers can be automatically generated

    - sort articles by any field in the article type

    - display available languages for articles as they are available (if not
    translated, they are not displayed)

    - article-types can be edited (the name of the article-type)

    - article-types needs be sorted by publications

    - article-types: fields order can be changed later

    - article-types: names of fields can be edited

    Micz Flor - micz@mi.cz

    content and media development http://mi.cz
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